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News hit yesterday that the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the prolific creative director of Chanel and formerly Fendi, had passed away aged 85.

Tributes poured in from celebrities and members of the fashion industry alike, but the question on everyone's lips was; "What will become of his beloved pet cat, Choupette?"

Last year, the eccentric and controversial designer said that his cat would be one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A statement from The House of Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his death, having died in a Parisian hospital after being admitted on Monday night, according to French news site Pure People.

While the cause of death is not yet known, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Lagerfeld had been "weak for many weeks."

He was juggling work as the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld at the time of his death, but last April he told Numéro that he'd had "every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong,"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He went into great detail about what he would want for his funeral, and who would inherit his fortune, which was reported to be around $200 million when he died (€170,000)

"There will be no burial. I'd rather die," Lagerfeld said of his funeral. "I've asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."

He was asked whether Choupette would inherit his fortune, and he answered; "Among others, yes. Don't worry, there is enough for everyone."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He told CNN back in 2013 that: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette had an entire fashion collection dedicated and created for her, called Choupette in Love. Her eyes were even the inspiration for a Chanel haute couture collection, the dazzling blue having enraptured Lagerfeld.

A book titled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Cat was published in 2014, and she apparently earns $4 million a year after appearing in ad campaigns for Shu Uemura and German car company Vauxhall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lagerfeld once told Harper's Bazaar that Choupette had two maids, was cared for by his driver, and ate and drank out of dishes made by Goyard, a Parisian luxury goods maker best known for its handbags.

"She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté," he said in 2012, also mentioning that two maids monitored her day, including "two daily brushings." He also told Numéro that Choupette dined with him.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Now she's an adult she dines with me. She sits opposite me and eats what she has to eat. Before she might have attacked any old prawn, but now she will only touch the four different dishes prepared for her on that day, served in fabulous bowls."

No one knows yet who will take care of Choupette now that her dad has passed on, but she's sure to be pampered for the rest of her days.

Feature image: Evening Standard

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Lana Del Rey has voiced her thoughts on the controversial interview in which she said: “I wish I was dead already.”

The singer is not at all happy with The Guardian journalist, Tim Jonze (who she mistakes for Alexis in her tweets), who conducted the interview.

Lana took to her Twitter to voice her unhappiness, writing in a series of three tweets: “I regret trusting the guardian- i didn’t want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent. Alexis was masked as a fan … but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about … his leading questions about death and persona were calculated.”

Yikes!

However, the journalist wasn’t going to take this lying down and wrote an article in which he said: “It’s not uncommon for interviwees to read what they’ve actually said, be horrified and decide it’s the writer’s fault … Besides the fact that Lana doesn’t actually remember who interviewed her, there are a number of things about her statement that sound iffy to me.”

It doesn’t look like this controversy is going to go away any time soon!

 

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Radio and TV presenter, Ryan Tubridy, wants all of his fans to know he is alive and well following a satirical newspaper saying he was “found dead inside”.

Waterford Whispers is a fictional newspaper and yesterday uploaded an article with the headline: “Ryan Tubridy Found Dead Inside”.

However, Ryan managed to see the funny side of the article and uploaded a selfie to the 2fm Facebook page writing: “To quote Mark Twain – ‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. He’s alive and well and back on 2fm at 9am tomorrow morning.”

Many fans of The Late Late Show presenter were outraged at the article and called for it to be removed, but Ryan took it all in his stride: “I know some people took it seriously, but it’s satire, they were just having a joke … I enjoy satire and I’m prone to taking the mick out of people myself.”

Good on you, Tubs!

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This video was shot in one single shot and features many familiar scenes from today’s culture. The video was made using no cuts or CGI and it is incredibly done.

The video is a promotion for the new Culture magazine with The Sunday Times and it certainly has our vote!

From Forrest Gump to Don Draper and Daft Punk – all our favourites are in here!

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